Using steel pipe as a drapery rod
Have any of you used a steel pipe as a curtain rod before? I have a large window (approx. 101" wide and floor length) that I need to put curtains on. I plan to use canvas drop cloths with the ring clips. Trying to save money, I thought a steel pipe or something similar might be an option. PVC pipe would be too flimsy for the large window and heavy weight fabric.
Do you have any pictures or ideas that you could share? Also, if I cannot get the pipe in a dark color (black), could I spray paint it, or would it scratch as I move the ring clips along the painted rod?
Thanks for any help you can give me.